Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hoaxster, Feb 27, 2009.
Anybody here own a monkey?
DO you? I have my hubby does that count?
No I don't...not even remotely interested.
I was watching Jon Stewart and he was talking about a chimp attacking a woman and Congress was talking about passing a law prohibiting individuals owning non-human primates.
Just seemed strange that a person would own a chimp.
My wife said the chimp thing was all over the news ... I guess I missed it somehow.
last week, chimpanzee attacked a woman friend of the owner, ripping off her face, local cops shot it dead. Owner at first stated that she loved , bathed, & slept with animal, feed him lobster & steak, gave him drugs ( lawyer told her to recant that last part ). This animal had been seen on many tv commericals & shows. Around town ( in CT ) this animal was seen as friendly & funny. Lately he had been acting up ( thus the drugs ).
This part scares me. Just how close were they? Actually, it grosses me out.
Search YouTube for the 911 audio of a chimp attack in CT. Horrifying.
I'm with you Over. Just reading that gave me the willies!
I guess their favorite music as Jethro Tull's "Bungle in the Jungle!"
OH NO, HE DIDN'T SAY THAT!
DRUGS? I wonder if she had him on viagra too!
STOP IT! THAT'S ENOUGH!!!!!!!
OK! Darn it, just having some fun!
BTW: I'm against Federal law intervention of course in this matter because for one, no matter how hard to try you'll never outlaw stupidity.
Travis the chimp's owner, actually dispenced Travis some Zanax prior to the attack, cause he was acting up and did want to go inside, instead go for a car ride. She then called her friend to corrall him up.....Bad move
BAD MONKEY ! That funky Monkey.....(any Beastie Boys fans out there)
bad monkey btls
PS... Didn't former Presidential candidate Gary Hart lose his bid due to some monkey business on a boat named "Monkey Business"
I bet looking back Gary Hart wishes he had of just "spanked the monkey!"
The woman has sustained some serious injuries due to that chimp attack. She has lost both eyes, jaw and nose along with both her hands chewed up pretty good. I don't know if I would want to survive that.
The stength of a monkey is pretty amazing. Just watch this game of tug of war with a sumo wrestler versus a primate
monkey vs sumo
Very awful! The woman's eye's, jaw and nose are GONE. There is a possiblity she will have a face transplant. The "owner" gave the chimp zanax (sp?) in his tea as he appeared agitated. I've heard the chimp may have attacked the guest due to jealousy.
What do you think about the proposed law?
Though the chimp attack is real, I think Hoaxster is pulling our collective legs. He is quoting Jon Stewart. Um, isn't that a comedy news show? And if Congress were outlawing owning non-human primates would we in turn be allowed to own human primates?
So either Hoaxster is being true to his name our congress is really that screwed up, take your pick .
I once worked for a manager who was like a "monkey with a machine gun".
Dilli that's good, that's what I was going to say when I saw the question, does my husband count?
Poor neighbor. I really hope they can fix her up but it doesn't sound too good.
I think she must have spanked that monkey one too many times and he just couldn't take it anymore. He just unloaded.
This bill was a ban on interstate monkey transfers.
It had nothing to do with how you choose to live with your monkey. So it will not prevent an incident like this from happening again.
It will on the other hand squeeze a few more tax dollars out of our pockets.
Michael Jackson should have spanked his monkey more often too and left the humans alone!
Theres a big differences in monkeys and chimps, quiet a few metropolitan areas outlaw ownership of large primates, large non domesticated cats (dont worry babs, im pretty sure oreo is domesticated)large reptiles if at all only under special permits. Non human primates have muscle tension several times what a humans is so even an infant chimp could easily handle a large man. Personally I think large animals, like this, should be kept out of residential areas, if they have a good household and know the full responsibility having something like a resis monkey (think the movie Outbreak) i dont think is an issue.
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